In our society, a person is known by what he or she has and not by what he or she is. Unfortunately, morally we have declined to such an extent that we respect and judge a person keeping in view the wealth possessed by him whether acquired through legal or illegal means. The more rich a person, the more respect we give him without caring whether he really deserves it or not. This is a dangerous sign for any society. Destruction and decadence sets in. We need to change the way we think and the way we communicate in society. ABDUL SAMAD SAMO, Karachi, November 28.